Master of Public Administration Student Blog

Getting into a graduate program that fits your style and personality can be a long and stressful journey. Sometimes it only takes the first week of classes to realize you made the right choice. That is exactly what happened for me at Anna Maria. I knew almost instantly I chose the right school.

It isn’t exactly easy to determine what graduate school will be for each person. Let’s just say it is continued learning with a swirl.

I would first like to commend you into looking at the online programs that Anna Maria College offers. I have been an online student with Ann Maria for just under four years. I am a firefighter in MA and the schedule that I work almost makes it impossible to attend classes on campus.

If this is your first online program, start out small. Avoid overwhelming yourself with a full course load. Just take one online course during a semester to get a feel for how it all works and how well you like the program.

I would like to commend you for taking the next step towards your educational goal. My name is Adam Strome and I have been taking online courses at Anna Maria for just over three years. I recently obtained my bachelor’s degree and I am now pursuing my master’s degree.

When searching for an online graduate program, several factors crossed my mind. Is it a “real” school; do they have a real campus with sports teams and dorms and academic buildings etc.? Do they have a real interest in academics or are they just a for profit money maker?

First and foremost you should understand one thing; an MPA is for the nonprofit sector, not private. If you are interested in the private field go for an MBA.

As a graduate student it is evident that by being able to further your education this far you have acquired enough time management skills to be successful.